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Transgender Day of Remembrance (Charlotte)

Nov 17, 2012 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Charlotte hosts a Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial service on Saturday, November 17.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester who was murdered on November 28th, 1998. Since 1999, memorials and vigils have been held across the world in November. (Taken in part from Remembering our Dead website:

The Center will be hosting a Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial service on Saturday, November 17. Doors will open at 6PM with special speakers, a candle light vigil and community fellowship.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Program

6:00pm Doors Open

6:30pm Begin Inside Community Center

Welcome – Roberta Dunn, Board Vice Chair LGBT Community Center

Opening Prayer
Markielynn Rundell

Donielle Prophete
Sister of Toni Alston

LaWana Mayfield
Charlotte City Council District 3

Candlelight Vigil with Reading of Names
Bonnie Green
Brendan Schamu
Moment of Silence

Closing Prayer
Markielynn Rundell

Location Lesbian & Gay Community Center of Charlotte
820 Hamilton St., Suite B11
Charlotte, NC
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